US Ecology Earnings: Here’s Why the Stock is Rising Now

US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 0.35%.

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US Ecology, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 52.38% to $0.32 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.21 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 29.96% to $42.9 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: US Ecology, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.32 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.25. It beat the average revenue estimate of $38.4 million.

Quoting Management: “Strong growth in our Event Business drove waste volumes in the quarter, helping us benefit from the inherent operating leverage in the business,” commented Vice President, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer, Eric Gerratt. “We are pleased with the strong quarterly performance driven by solid execution at all of our facilities.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 14.9% from $50.41 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 11.11% from $0.36 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.36 to a profit $0.39. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $1.44 to a profit of $1.55 over the last ninety days.

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